Well, today I want to introduce an excellent set from the British brand Warlord Games. This one is the old box, still available in some retailers, which allows to built up 30 full legionaries with a complete command group. The new box only allows to built 20 legionaries, but also includes a Scorpion.
Set is spread in 3 sprue, 2 only for legionaries and the other which also includes the command group, Centurion, a Cornicern and a Signifer (Sargent, musician and standard bearer). It also includes transfers for 39 square shields and 3 for circular ones.
As you can see the sprue are very well detailed and with a lot of extra parts as helmets, Pilums and some shields. Legionaries can wear the Pilum or the standard short sword “Gladius”.
The figure which is in the corner close to the Signifier is an Option, the Centurion assistant. This figure is not part of this set, you can found it as individual figure from Warlord or in a blister with 3 different ones.
All the figures are very well detailed and you will enjoy a lot painting them. Their size is a bit small for some manufacturers, but for example they are quite compatible with the Foundry ones.
They are painted with Games Workshop/Citadel paints.
Picture above shows the paint work process, as you can see i paint heads and capes and some other parts separate of the figures. You can feel it is a tedious work but if you try it surely you will like it, as it ensures a good result and easy paint work over the figures.
Paint guide (Base/Washed/Highlight):
Primed: Chaos Black.
Helmets and armour: Boltgum Metal/ washed Babab Black/ highlighted Chainmail metal.
Golden parts: Golden mixed with Devlam Mud/ Shining Gold.
Skinn: Tallarn Flesh mixed with a bit of Red Blood/Ogryn Flesh/Tallarn Flesh.
Leather / Wooden parts: Bestial Brown/devlam Mud/ Bestial brown.
Red- Mechrite red/devlam Mud/Mechrite red.
White Leather: Deneb Stone/Devlam Mud/Skull White
An excellent set, which surely will looks great on your armies or stands. If you still haven’t it you can purchase it here.